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Excuse Note

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I have been vacationing. I found out about MOOC's (Massive Open Online Course) and signed up for four college courses in areas where I had never studied. The first one was "Introduction to Psychology" and it's over now. I know I did well on all three tests, but don't know the final score yet. Also, my youngest brother (8 years younger) died recently, and that took two weeks and a lot of energy out of my life. And I have had a series of health issues, some of which were false alarms, and a couple of which are still a mystery. What can I say - I was lazy and dropped out for awhile.

A couple of days ago our TV quit working right - no closed captions, menu, mute indication (even though it was muted) but still good sound and video. After three days I figured it was really old, and bought a new TV yesterday. Then last night the old one started working right again. Fortunately, the new one was too big to put in a car, so I rushed back to Costco this morning and stopped the delivery - and also got my money back.

Now I need to mow the grass again, but from now on it will take three days instead of one. I wound up with a syncopated pulse after the last time, and still have it, so no more pushing hard in the heat.
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S3XYDIVASMOM 7/17/2013 11:26PM

    I'm looking ahead to retirement. Taking college courses sounds like a good use of my time so I'll be checking that out. Hadn't really missed you, but that was because I was missing as well. I;m sorry to hear about your brother. Of course, it took a lot of energy. Glad to hear about your lawn mowing and your revived tv.

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BREWMASTERBILL 7/17/2013 6:16PM

    Good to have you back! Roll at your pace. Soooo ... tell me a bit about this MOOC, is this something like Kahn Academy?

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MS.ELENI 7/17/2013 4:50PM

    I am glad to see you back. Gina and I were both getting worried.
Sorry to hear you lost your brother. that is a hard one.
Glad you are taking 3 days to do yard. Better yet would be to get someone else to mow it . I made Bill sell his lawn mower. I don't know any man your age that does as much as you do. It might be time to slow down some. Find something in the AC.
Congrats on college courses. you are one smart man.

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